Anti-Kavanaugh pro-choice message projected onto front of Supreme Court

Anti-Kavanaugh pro-choice message projected onto front of Supreme Court
© Anna Moneymaker

A women's rights group projected a pro-choice message onto the front of the Supreme Court as the first day of nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings drew to a close Tuesday. 

The group, UltraViolet, projected an image of Trump's pick along with the message "Roe V. Wade is more popular than Brett Kavanaugh," referring to the landmark court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.

The first day of Kavanaugh's hearing was repeatedly interrupted by protesters, resulting in 20 arrests.


Democrats also frequently interrupted the proceedings.

Democrats repeatedly asked if the hearing could be adjourned until they could review more documents relating to Kavanaugh, after lawyers for former President George W. Bush released 42,000 documents less than a day before the hearing.  

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSenate Dems introduce bill to prevent Trump from using disaster funds to build wall Klobuchar, O'Rourke visit Wisconsin as 2020 race heats up Sherrod Brown pushes for Medicare buy-in proposal in place of 'Medicare for all' MORE (D-Calif.) was the first to cut off Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyHigh stakes as Trump, Dems open drug price talks Senate approves border bill that prevents shutdown Grassley raises voice after McConnell interrupts Senate speech MORE (R-Iowa), arguing that the hearing could not "move forward" until Democrats had gone over the papers. 

Republicans were visibly frustrated with the proceedings.

"I don't know that the committee should have to put up with the type of insolence taking place in this room today," Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchOrrin Hatch Foundation seeking million in taxpayer money to fund new center in his honor Mitch McConnell has shown the nation his version of power grab Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — Utah Senate votes to scale back Medicaid expansion | Virginia abortion bill reignites debate | Grassley invites drug execs to testify | Conservative groups push back on e-cig crackdown MORE (R-Utah) said as protesters tried to shout him down with cries of, "Hell no, Kavanaugh. Hell no, Kavanaugh."